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Stops announced for First Friday Art Walk

BEMIDJI--The First Friday Art Walk will take place on Friday, Sept. 7, at the following locations: Dunn Brothers Coffee, 501 Paul Bunyan Drive SE, will feature the work of Kaitlyn Sapone, a Bemidji-based graphic artist. Sapone uses bold colors an...

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BEMIDJI-The First Friday Art Walk will take place on Friday, Sept. 7, at the following locations:

Dunn Brothers Coffee, 501 Paul Bunyan Drive SE, will feature the work of Kaitlyn Sapone, a Bemidji-based graphic artist. Sapone uses bold colors and prints in her artwork. Dunn Brothers will be open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Neilson Place, Sanford WoodsEdge Campus, 1000 Anne St. NW, will continue the display "A Medley of Hues" by Elaine Netland. Her art includes the mediums of oil, watercolor and acrylic. She belongs to Gallery North in Bemidji where she exhibits her art and teaches classes. At Neilson Place, Netland's artwork will include original prints and greeting cards. Neilson Place is open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The Bemidji Public Library, 509 America Ave., will host a meet and greet from 2 to 5 p.m., featuring artist Chuck Alberti. "An artist who explores the hidden recesses of the mind with profound and disquieting insight, Charles Alberti probes human psychology by means of brilliantly colored, quasi surrealistic depictions of primal symbols done in a variety of media," according to a press release. Alberti's work has been featured in shows in New York, Chicago, California, Connecticut, Texas and Minnesota.

Gallery North, 310 Fourth St. NW, Gallery North's First Friday open house will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. The showcase artist will be Alayna Greer. She loves to draw but was unable to use a paint brush because her hands shake. Instead, she picked up a rattle can and has been spray

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painting since she was 15. The featured artist will be John Winter, who recently retired after 38 years working for Minnesota State Parks and an additional six years as Beltrami County's park director. His background experience contributes to his love for nature and recreation and has helped to develop the subjects he now paints, a press release said.

Headwaters Music and Arts, 519 Minnesota Ave. NW, will feature "Darkness, Light, Darkness," a series in charcoal by Katie Lynn Dixon of Nashwauk, Minn. Diagnosed with brain cancer this year, Dixon draws strength and energy from the creative process, a release said. A reception will be held from 3 to 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 7.

Wild Hare Bistro and Coffeehouse, 523 Minnesota Ave., will present "Seeing the Moments," paintings by Laura Goliaszewski starting Friday, Sept. 7, through October. There will be a reception for the art from 3 to 5 p.m. on Sept. 7. Goliaszewski will exhibit her oil, acrylic and mixed media landscapes that reflect on what, and how, we see. Goliaszewski is currently the gallery director and collections manager for the School of Technology, Art and Design at BSU.

Watermark Art Center, 505 Bemidji Ave. N, will host an artist reception from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 7, for the exhibit "America's River Re-Explored: Paintings by Thomas Paquette of the Mississippi from Source to Gulf." An artist lecture will be at 6 p.m. As a contemporary landscape painter, Paquette explores and paints scenes from the Mississippi River's entire length, starting at its Minnesota source to its outflow at the Gulf of Mexico. Paquette was born in Minneapolis and graduated from BSU with a BFA in painting in 1985.

Butch Holden Studio, 1104 Minnesota Ave. The public can see the newest ceramics made by Butch Holden from 6 to 8 p.m. Also, back by popular demand will be jazz guitarist Lou Samsa. The studio/gallery is handicap accessible from the alley and also can be reached by a short walk through the gardens.

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